Oct 25, 2014
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Mixtape Mondays: Cashflow Rinse, DJ Sensilover, Zion’s Gate Sound

Words by Deejay Theory

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Welcome back to another installment of #MixtapeMondays, your weekly source for Caribbean music from all corners. Dancehall and reggae lead the pack this week with mixes from Jamaica, Italy and Seattle. Rinse out below

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Uh Gosh!!!: Black Chiney’s Willy Chin Drops the Soca Remix Motherload

Words by Deejay Theory

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Madd madd madd stack of soca remixes and blends from one of the toppa top remixers in the game  Black Chiney‘s own Willy Chin. Last week we featured the Uh Gosh! mix on #MixtapeMondays, which has quickly become one of our favorite mixes of the year, and now Willy has taken it one step further—just in time for Miami Carnival—by bouncing down all the sickest remixes from the CD and offering them up to the world as individual tracks.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Hollie Cook’s First NYC Show

Words by LargeUp Crew

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We’ve been preaching the gospel of Hollie Cook for a few years now. This endearing songstress’ classic and nostalgic Lovers Rock sound caught our attention in 2011, a year in which we named her our “Top Artist to Watch”, and we’ve followed her growth ever since, and have even had the privilege of premiering some great music from her, including her latest LP, Twice, back in June. Needless to say we were beyond pleased to hear that the London native would be coming over to America for her first US tour this fall, and signed on as the media sponsor for her first US tour, which kicks off this Monday at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NYC.

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Chatting with The Chinaman: 2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice On Being Trini + Miami Bass


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Christopher Mitchell

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Check It Deeply: When Jamaican Reggae Met Miami Bass


Words by Scott Brown, with Jesse Serwer

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Throwback Thursdays: Salaam Remi on Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes The Hotstepper”

Words by Salaam Remi

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On a hot July day in Summer 2012, LargeUp visited producer Salaam Remi at his Instrument Zoo studio in Miami, for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from his father (musician/promoter Van Gibbs) to Nas’ then freshly released Life is Good album. One memorable story he shared with us involved the genesis of Ini Kamoze‘s “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” Remi’s first production to top the Billboard singles chaart. With today being Ini Kamoze’s 57th birthday, and the 20th anniversary of “Hotstepper” hitting No. 1 looming on the horizon, we thought we’d let Mr. Remi tell the story...

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